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Teacher Perceptions of Developing Talent in Low-Income Young Children through Evidence-Based Curriculum

Friday, November 10
1:15 PM - 1:35 PM
Location: 213 D

Teachers’ self-efficacy for teaching a complex, unfamiliar domain influences student success, thus is of interest in the development of academic talents in the classroom. We investigated teacher perceptions of their ability to implement an engineering intervention in elementary schools serving high numbers of low-income children. We share details from a quasi-experimental study, including a description of the professional development and coaching provided, the curriculum teachers used, and the results for measures of teacher attitudes, self-efficacy, and knowledge in science and engineering. The efficacy of the professional development intervention to change teachers’ perceptions and implications for assessing teachers are discussed.

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Jill L. Adelson

Associate Professor
University of Louisville

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Kristy Kidd

Project Director, STEM Starters+
Jodie Mahony Center for Gifted Education

Kristy Kidd is the STEM Starters+ Director, a Jacob K. Javits research and demonstration project, at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Kristy has 21 years of experience teaching elementary and middle school science in the Little Rock Public Schools. She has also served as a building gifted and talented facilitator for the Little Rock Schools, an adjunct professor of early childhood science methods for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and most recently as the k-12 math and science specialist for the eStem Public Charter Schools. She is the recipient of the Milken National Educator Award which honors top educators around the country for their achievements in education. Kristy is also a state finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and the recipient of the Arkansas Museum of Discovery SPARK! Star Award which honors Arkansans who have been influential in STEM fields.

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Kathleen Cash

Director of Faculty Development
Trinity High School

Kathleen Cash is a mathematics teacher and professional development coordinator at Trinity High School in Louisville, Kentucky. She has earned a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in mathematics education and research interests in gifed education, student engagement and motivation, and teacher characteristics to promote achievement success.

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Christine Deitz

Associate Director
Jodie Mahony Center for Gifted Education

Dr. Christine Deitz is the current Program Chair for the Middle Grades Network. She is a past A. Harry Passow Classroom Teacher Award recipient, Curriculum Award winner, Doctoral Student of the Year, and the past Chair of the Middle Grades Network for the National Association for Gifted Children. She is the Associate Director for the Jodie Mahony Center for Gifted Education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. A National Board Certified teacher since 2004, Christine has 26 years of public school experience, and worked exclusively with diverse populations of high-ability children for the past 21 years. She is a nationally-recognized educator, author, and consultant for gifted education.

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Monica Meadows

Doctoral Student / Gifted and Talented Facilitator
University of Arkansas at Little Rock / Jacksonville North Pulaski School District

Monica Meadows is in her tweleth year of teaching. She has expericence teaching various high school science classes, high school talented and gifted seminar classes, middle school gifted and talented pull-out classes, elementary gifted and talented pull-out classes, and elementary enrichment classes. She has also taught for several years at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Summer Laureate University for Youth program. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education degree with Social Studies emphasis with a minor in Physics from the University of Central Arkansas, and a Masters of Education degree in Gifted and Talented Education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Monica is continuing her education, pursuing a Doctoral degree in Educational Administration and Supervision with an emphasis in Gifted and Talented Education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where she is also an adjunct instructor.

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